Shoppers scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping

It’s just a few short days away from Christmas and some shoppers still have a lot to do.

Posted: Dec 23, 2018 6:18 PM

NEW HARTFORD- It’s just a few short days away from Christmas and some shoppers still have a lot to do. Sangertown Mall in New Hartford was packed with shoppers trying to finish off their Christmas lists.

This year already has been record setting for holiday purchases. Adobe Analytics reporting that the amount spent by shoppers this holiday season is a little over a 100 billion dollars nationally.

Shopping for family and friends can be stressful, especially when your short on time. Many shoppers say that patience is one of the most important traits to have when shopping at the last minute. Traffic is most likely going to be heavy and the checkout lines will most likely be long.

To make this is the least stressful as possible, you should start by making a list. This way, you’ll know exactly what to get for whoever you are shopping for. It will also narrow down the stores that you need to go into.

If you are an avid online shopper, you most likely missed your deadline to have your gift arrive before Christmas. Amazon reporting that prime members needed to order their gifts by the 22nd for Two Day shipping and the 23rd at noon for one day shipping. Shopping locally then is your best bet.

Gift cards could also save you a lot of time shopping this year. More than likely, stores are not going to run out of gift cards. These not only make It very easy for you the shopper, but also gives the person you are giving to the freedom to pick out what they want.

Be on the look out for last minute toy deals. Toys this time during the Holiday season usually start to go on sale.

Sangertown Mall in New Hartford is scheduled to be open on Christmas Eve from 8am to 5PM.

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